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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441735/effects-of-flavonoids-and-triterpene-analogues-from-leaves-of-eleutherococcus-sieboldianus-makino-koidz-himeukogi-in-3t3-l1-preadipocytes
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Atsuyoshi Nishina, Masaya Itagaki, Yuusuke Suzuki, Mamoru Koketsu, Masayuki Ninomiya, Daisuke Sato, Takashi Suzuki, Satoshi Hayakawa, Makoto Kuroda, Hirokazu Kimura
Eleutherococcus sieboldianus (Makino) Koidz. is a local product from the area in and around Yonezawa City in Yamagata Prefecture, Japan. It has been used as a medicinal plant for a long time. We isolated and identified four types of flavonoid glycosides [astragalin (1), isoquercetin (2), rhamnocitrin 3-O-glucoside (3), and nicotiflorin (4)], a triterpene [methyl hederagenin (5)], and three types of triterpene glycosides [δ-hederin (6), echinocystic acid 3-O-arabinoside (7), and cauloside B (8)] from the methanol extract of E...
April 22, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441423/reproductive-parameters-and-cub-survival-of-brown-bears-in-the-rusha-area-of-the-shiretoko-peninsula-hokkaido-japan
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Michito Shimozuru, Masami Yamanaka, Masanao Nakanishi, Jun Moriwaki, Fumihiko Mori, Masakatsu Tsujino, Yuri Shirane, Tsuyoshi Ishinazaka, Shinsuke Kasai, Takane Nose, Yasushi Masuda, Toshio Tsubota
Knowing the reproductive characteristics of a species is essential for the appropriate conservation and management of wildlife. In this study, we investigated the demographic parameters, including age of primiparity, litter size, inter-birth interval, reproductive rate, and cub survival rate, of Hokkaido brown bears (Ursus arctos yesoensis) in the Rusha area on the Shiretoko Peninsula, Hokkaido, Japan, based on a long-term, individual-based monitoring survey. A total of 15 philopatric females were observed nearly every year from 2006 to 2016, and these observations were used to estimate reproductive parameters...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440960/is-humidified-better-than-non-humidified-low-flow-oxygen-therapy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Zunjia Wen, Wenting Wang, Haiying Zhang, Chao Wu, Jianping Ding, Meifen Shen
AIMS: To determine the effects of low-flow oxygen therapy with humidified or non-humidified oxygen in adult patients. BACKGROUND: Although non-humidified oxygen in low-flow oxygen therapy is recommended by many guidelines, humidifying oxygen regardless of oxygen flow has been routinely performed in China and Japan and further studies are needed to evaluate the evidence. DESIGN: A systematic review and meta-analysis that comply with the recommendations of the Cochrane Collaboration were conducted...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440655/species-and-tissue-specific-profiles-of-polybrominated-diphenyl-ethers-and-their-hydroxylated-and-methoxylated-derivatives-in-cats-and-dogs
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Kei Nomiyama, Kohki Takaguchi, Hazuki Mizukawa, Yasuko Nagano, Tomoko Oshihoi, Susumu Nakatsu, Tatsuya Kunisue, Shinsuke Tanabe
The adverse effects of elevated polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) levels, reported in the blood of domestic dogs and cats, are considered to be of great concern. However, the tissue distribution of PBDEs and their derivatives in these animals is poorly understood. This study determined the concentrations and profiles of PBDEs, hydroxylated PBDEs (OH-PBDEs), methoxylated PBDEs (MeO-PBDEs), and 2,4,6-tri-bromophenol (2,4,6-tri-BPh) in the blood, livers, bile, and brains of dogs and cats in Japan. Higher tissue concentrations of PBDEs were found in cats, with the dominant congener being BDE209...
April 25, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440334/trends-in-perinatal-mortality-and-its-risk-factors-in-japan-analysis-of-vital-registration-data-1979-2010
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Maaya Kita Sugai, Stuart Gilmour, Erika Ota, Kenji Shibuya
As Japan has achieved one of the lowest perinatal mortality rates (PMR), our study aims to estimate trends in and risk factors for perinatal mortality among singleton births in Japan. We used Japanese vital registration data to assess trends in and risk factors for perinatal outcomes between 1979 and 2010. Birth and death registration data were merged. An autoregressive integrated moving average model was fitted separately by sex to the PMR and the proportion of stillbirths. A multilevel Poisson regression model was used to estimate risk factors for perinatal mortality...
April 25, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439956/biologic-treatments-for-elderly-patients-with-psoriasis
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Mami Momose, Akihiko Asahina, Mitsuha Hayashi, Koichi Yanaba, Yoshinori Umezawa, Hidemi Nakagawa
The number of elderly patients with psoriasis is increasing in Japan. However, biologic treatment is generally considered to be challenging in elderly patients, due to their increased risk of complications compared with younger patients. Our retrospective study aimed to evaluate the safety profile and efficacy of biologics in senior elderly patients (≥75 years old) with psoriasis. The study involved a cohort of 27 patients aged 75-88 years who were being treated with biologics over a period of more than 1 year...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439877/increased-non-relapse-mortality-due-to-high-dose-cytarabine-plus-cy-tbi-in-bmt-pbsct-for-acute-lymphoblastic-leukaemia-in-adults
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Yasuyuki Arai, Tadakazu Kondo, Akio Shigematsu, Junji Tanaka, Kazuteru Ohashi, Takahiro Fukuda, Toshiro Kawakita, Takehiko Mori, Takumi Hoshino, Makoto Onizuka, Yukiyasu Ozawa, Shuro Yoshida, Yasunori Ueda, Ishikazu Mizuno, Yoshiko Atsuta, Shuichi Mizuta
The efficacy of high-dose cytarabine (HDCA) plus cyclophosphamide/total-body irradiation (CY/TBI) has been proved in cord blood transplantation (CBT) for acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL), but not in bone marrow or peripheral blood stem cell transplantation (BMT/PBSCT). In this cohort study, we compared the prognosis of CY/TBI (N = 1244) and HDCA/CY/TBI (N = 316) regimens in BMT/PBSCT for ALL. The addition of HDCA decreased post-transplant relapse, while significantly increasing non-relapse mortality (risk ratio, 1·33), and overall survival was not improved...
April 25, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439715/carcinoembryonic-antigen-testing-after-curative-liver-resection-for-synchronous-liver-metastasis-of-colorectal-cancer-a-japanese-multicenter-analysis
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Satoshi Okazaki, Hironobu Baba, Noriko Iwata, Shinichi Yamauchi, Kenichi Sugihara
PURPOSE: To identify the possible roles of carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) testing after liver resection for synchronous colorectal liver metastasis (CLM). METHODS: The subjects of this retrospective study were patients who underwent complete resection of primary tumors and synchronous CLM between 1997 and 2007 at 20 institutions in Japan. We studied the associations between perioperative CEA levels and the characteristics of recurrence. RESULTS: Recurrence was detected during the median follow-up time of 52 months in 445 (73...
April 24, 2017: Surgery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439676/post-recurrence-chemotherapy-for-mesothelioma-patients-undergoing-extrapleural-pneumonectomy
#9
Teruhisa Takuwa, Masaki Hashimoto, Seiji Matsumoto, Nobuyuki Kondo, Kozo Kuribayash, Takashi Nakano, Seiki Hasegawa
BACKGROUND: Additional chemotherapy is often not feasible in patients with recurrent malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) undergoing extrapleural pneumonectomy (EPP), due to deteriorated cardiopulmonary reserve. We thus examined the feasibility and efficacy of additional chemotherapy in patients with recurrent MPM after EPP. METHODS: A retrospective review was conducted of 59 consecutive patients who underwent bi-/tri-modal treatment with induction chemotherapy, EPP, and radiation therapy from July 2004 to August 2013 at Hyogo College of Medicine (Nishinomiya, Japan)...
April 24, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439051/-calcium-and-bone-metabolism-across-women-s-life-stages-molecular-mechanisms-underlying-bone-metabolism-by-estrogen
#10
Yuuki Imai
Osteoporosis, which patients are estimated as more than 13 million in Japan, is mainly caused by postmenopausal osteoporosis. Estrogen deficiency induced by menopause can disturb endocrine feedback and homeostasis, followed by bone loss by increased bone resorption with high bone turnover. Recent studies using systemic or conditional Estrogen Receptor α(ERα)gene knockout mice have unveiled molecular mechanisms underlying bone metabolism. In this review, it will be discussed that direct and indirect effects of estrogen and its metabolites for bone metabolism...
2017: Clinical Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438905/brachial-ankle-pulse-wave-velocity-and-the-risk-prediction-of-cardiovascular-disease-an-individual-participant-data-meta-analysis
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Toshiaki Ohkuma, Toshiharu Ninomiya, Hirofumi Tomiyama, Kazuomi Kario, Satoshi Hoshide, Yoshikuni Kita, Toyoshi Inoguchi, Yasutaka Maeda, Katsuhiko Kohara, Yasuharu Tabara, Motoyuki Nakamura, Takayoshi Ohkubo, Hirotaka Watada, Masanori Munakata, Mitsuru Ohishi, Norihisa Ito, Michinari Nakamura, Tetsuo Shoji, Charalambos Vlachopoulos, Akira Yamashina
An individual participant data meta-analysis was conducted in the data of 14 673 Japanese participants without a history of cardiovascular disease (CVD) to examine the association of the brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity (baPWV) with the risk of development of CVD. During the average 6.4-year follow-up period, 687 participants died and 735 developed cardiovascular events. A higher baPWV was significantly associated with a higher risk of CVD, even after adjustments for conventional risk factors (P for trend <0...
April 24, 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438853/factors-associated-with-microalbuminuria-remission-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-importance-of-early-intervention-for-microalbuminuric-patients-tsugaru-study
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REVIEW
Norio Nakamura, Ikuyo Narita, Takeshi Fujita, Reiichi Murakami, Michiko Shimada, Masayuki Nakamura, Hiroshi Osawa, Hideaki Yamabe, Ken Okumura
AIM: The aim of this study was to clarify the rates of remission and progression for microalbuminuria in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2DM); and factors associated with remission and progression of diabetic nephropathy (DN). PATIENTS AND METHODS: T2DM patients with a urinary albumin excretion (UAE) rate of 30-300 mg/gCr who were attending the medical clinic in the Tsugaru region in Japan were enrolled into this prospective, observational study for 36 months (N=317)...
May 2017: In Vivo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438701/unique-parallel-radiations-of-high-mountainous-species-of-the-genus-sedum-crassulaceae-on-the-continental-island-of-taiwan
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Takuro Ito, Chih-Chieh Yu, Koh Nakamura, Kuo-Fang Chung, Qin-Er Yang, Cheng-Xin Fu, Zhe-Chen Qi, Goro Kokubugata
We explored the temporal and spatial diversification of the plant genus Sedum L. (Crassulaceae) in Taiwan based on molecular analysis of nrITS and cpDNA sequences from East Asian Sedum members. Our phylogenetic and ancestral area reconstruction analysis showed that Taiwanese Sedum comprised two lineages that independently migrated from Japan and Eastern China. Furthermore, the genetic distances among species in these two clades were smaller than those of other East Asian Sedum clades, and the Taiwanese members of each clade occupy extremely varied habitats with similar niches in high-mountain regions...
April 21, 2017: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438473/bevacizumab-and-paclitaxel-carboplatin-chemotherapy-and-secondary-cytoreduction-in-recurrent-platinum-sensitive-ovarian-cancer-nrg-oncology-gynecologic-oncology-group-study-gog-0213-a-multicentre-open-label-randomised-phase-3-trial
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Robert L Coleman, Mark F Brady, Thomas J Herzog, Paul Sabbatini, Deborah K Armstrong, Joan L Walker, Byoung-Gie Kim, Keiichi Fujiwara, Krishnansu S Tewari, David M O'Malley, Susan A Davidson, Stephen C Rubin, Paul DiSilvestro, Karen Basen-Engquist, Helen Huang, John K Chan, Nick M Spirtos, Raheela Ashfaq, Robert S Mannel
BACKGROUND: Platinum-based chemotherapy doublets are a standard of care for women with ovarian cancer recurring 6 months after completion of initial therapy. In this study, we aimed to explore the roles of secondary surgical cytoreduction and bevacizumab in this population, and report the results of the bevacizumab component here. METHODS: The multicentre, open-label, randomised phase 3 GOG-0213 trial was done in 67 predominantly academic centres in the USA (65 centres), Japan (one centre), and South Korea (one centre)...
April 21, 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438462/comparison-of-interferon-%C3%AE-release-assays-quantiferon-tb-git-and-t-spot-tb-in-renal-transplantation
#15
Satoru Ishikawa, Hidetoshi Igari, Naotake Akutsu, Mizue Tsuyuzaki, Hiromichi Aoyama, Masayuki Hasegawa, Kazunori Otsuki, Michihiro Maruyama, Kenichi Saigo, Kiminori Suzuki, Fumio Yamagishi
Renal transplant recipients are at increased risk of reactivating latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) and progressing to active tuberculosis (TB). This study was conducted in National hospital for tuberculosis and renal transplantation (RT) in Japan. The purpose is to compare two interferon-γ release assays (IGRAs), QuantiFERON(®)-TB Gold in Tube (QFT) and T-SPOT(®).TB (TSPOT), in patients after renal transplantation for detecting latent TB infection (LTBI). Total 92 renal transplant recipients (median age 46 years, range 17-75) were prospectively enrolled, and QFT and TSPOT were concurrently examined...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438290/programmed-death-ligand-1-pd-l1-expression-and-tumor-microenvironment-implications-for-patients-with-oral-precancerous-lesions
#16
Takahiro Yagyuu, Kinta Hatakeyama, Mitsuhiko Imada, Miyako Kurihara, Yumiko Matsusue, Kazuhiko Yamamoto, Chiho Obayashi, Tadaaki Kirita
OBJECTIVES: Cancer immunoediting represents a relatively novel concept attempting to explain the process of tumor escape from the host immune system response. Here, we attempted to elucidate the role of programmed death ligand 1 (PD-L1), the tumor microenvironment, and tumor escape mechanisms that allow malignant transformation of oral precancerous lesions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with oral precancerous lesions managed at the Nara Medical University Hospital, Japan, (n=120) were enrolled in this study...
May 2017: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438230/multiple-norovirus-outbreaks-due-to-shredded-dried-laver-seaweed-in-japan
#17
Eiji Kusumi, Tetsuya Tanimoto, Kazutaka Hosoda, Masaharu Tsubokura, Tamae Hamaki, Kenzo Takahashi, Masahiro Kami
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 25, 2017: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437844/liver-resection-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-associated-with-hepatic-vein-invasion-a-japanese-nationwide-survey
#18
Takashi Kokudo, Kiyoshi Hasegawa, Yutaka Matsuyama, Tadatoshi Takayama, Namiki Izumi, Masumi Kadoya, Masatoshi Kudo, Shoji Kubo, Michiie Sakamoto, Osamu Nakashima, Takashi Kumada, Norihiro Kokudo
Because of the rarity of hepatic vein tumor thrombus (HVTT), compared with portal vein tumor thrombus (PVTT), in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), little is known about this disease entity. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prognosis of each treatment modality for HVTT through an analysis of data collected in a Japanese nationwide survey. We analyzed data for 1,021 Child-Pugh A HCC patients with HVTT without inferior vena cava invasion registered between 2000 and 2007. Of these patients, 540 patients who underwent liver resection (LR) and 481 patients who received other treatments were compared...
April 24, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437512/dentist-practice-patterns-and-therapeutic-confidence-in-the-treatment-of-pain-related-to-temporomandibular-disorders-in-a-dental-practice-based-research-network
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Naoki Kakudate, Yoko Yokoyama, Futoshi Sumida, Yuki Matsumoto, Valeria V Gordan, Gregg H Gilbert, Ana M Velly, Eric L Schiffman
AIMS: To quantify the practice patterns of Japanese dentists in the management of pain related to temporomandibular disorders (TMD) and to identify specific characteristics that are significantly associated with the decision to perform occlusal adjustment for TMD-related pain. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted consisting of a questionnaire survey of dentists affiliated with the Dental Practice-Based Research Network Japan (JDPBRN) (n = 148). Participants were asked how they diagnosed and treated TMD-related pain...
April 2017: Journal of Oral & Facial Pain and Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437472/socioeconomic-status-and-type-2-diabetes-complications-among-young-adult-patients-in-japan
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Mitsuhiko Funakoshi, Yasushi Azami, Hisashi Matsumoto, Akemi Ikota, Koichi Ito, Hisashi Okimoto, Nobuaki Shimizu, Fumihiro Tsujimura, Hiroshi Fukuda, Chozi Miyagi, Sayaka Osawa, Ryo Osawa, Jiro Miura
OBJECTIVE: To assess the relationship between socioeconomic status (SES) and complications of type 2 diabetes among young adults in Japan. DESIGN: A cross-sectional study. SETTING: Outpatient wards of 96 member hospitals and clinics of the Japan Federation of Democratic Medical Institutions. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 782 outpatients with type 2 diabetes (525 males, 257 females), aged 20-40 years as of March 31, 2012. After excluding 110 participants whose retinopathy diagnosis was in question, 672 participants were analyzed...
2017: PloS One
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